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Don Sherman
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Don Sherman made a guest appearance as an angry man with an eyepatch in the Season 2 episode "Pick a Number" (#4).
General Actor Information
Gender: Male
Born: March 1, 1932
Birthplace Merramec Township, St. Louis County, Missuori, U.S.
Died June 15, 2012(2012-06-15) (aged 80)
Death Location Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actor, Comedian, Comedy writer and entertainer
Years active: 1953-2012, his death
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
"Pick a Number" in Season 2
Appears as: Angry Man with Eyepatch

Don Sherman made a guest appearance on Night Court as the angry man with an eyepatch who was one of many people who flooded Judge Harry Stone's courtroom after word was leaked of him being entrusted by a one Leo Baldassare (played by Sydney Lassick) to find someone who was needy enough to receve the $3,00,000 prize form the winning NY state Lottery ticket that he has in his possession in the Season 2 episode (#4) "Pick a Number".

About Don

Born in Meramec Township in St. Louis County, MO to a Jewish famiy, the Bronx NY-raised Don launched his career in comedy in 1953, while still serving in the U.S. Army's Special Service Corps, where he performed in both NCO and Officers' Clubs..[1]

After his discharge from the army in the mid-1950s, he would quickly become successful at stand up comedy, as he began doing live comedy on tours with singers such as Frankie Laine, and Tony Bennett, performing in clubs in the Catskills, Greenwich Village basket houses, famous hotels and supper-clubs in the late 1950s and early 1960s, which included the Playboy Clubs, San Francisco's Hungry I, the Landmark Hotel, the Tropicana Club in Las Vegas, and the Copacabana in New York City.[1]

At this time, Don also became a highly sought after comedy writer for such famous comedians which included fellow comics and close friends Joey Bishop and Jack Carter.[2]

By the late 1960s, on through the 1980s, Don would also begin writing scripts and sketches for, as well as making guest appearnces on such TV shows as The Love Boat, The Merv Griffin Show, MaudeGimme a Break, Archie Bunker's Place, and The Bob Newhart Show..[1] He also had a role as Andy in the Rocky movie series, as well.[1]

Personal life

Don is the father of comedy sketch writer and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino.


Don died at his home in Los Angeles in 2012 at the age of 80, succumbing to a long term battle with cancer. He was survived by his wife, actress Maybin Hewes and their daughter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Don Sherman - Don Sherman Goes Back To College (With Laughs) 1966. (August 8, 2016). Retrieved on October 7, 2018.
  2. Motter, Paul (May 29,2012). Goodbye to Don Sherman. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.

External links

IMDb logo.png Don Sherman at the Internet Movie Database